Sunday, October 04, 2009

The best seats in the house


Guest post by Will Valverde.
The expansive lawn here at the Verizon Amphitheater is completely sold out. Fans are dancing, singing along, and basking in the warm sun on a gorgeous St. Louis afternoon. And while the lawn is sold out, Farm Aid has set aside a few seats in the front row for some lucky fans.

Will Allen -- farmer, author, educator and owner of Cedar Circle Farm in Thetford, Vermont -- helped Farm Aid Development Relations Manager Kari Williams pick out two worthy fans to make the walk from top section of the lawn to front row center. Will's an old friend of Farm Aid, one of the original advocates of organic farming, and he was more than happy to help make this year's Farm Aid experience extra special for a couple of fans.

Out of a sea of faces on the lawn, Will picked out two who were grooving just a little more than most to Ryan Bingham and the Dead Horses' performance onstage: Susan Scott and Matt Barnes of Ashland, Missouri. This is their first time at Farm Aid, and with two tickets to the front row, you can bet it'll be one to remember.

Congratulations to Susan and Matt. And for you at home, be sure to catch the Farm Aid webcast brought to you by EternaGreen starting at 5:00 Eastern (pretty much right now, actually). You can also follow along on DIRECTV's 101 Network and on Sirius Channel 64 or XM Channel 13. It may not quite be a surprise ticket to the front row, but it's going to be an awesome show.

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